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Re: Oct Files Help -- mkoctfile

From: Michael Goffioul
Subject: Re: Oct Files Help -- mkoctfile
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 21:11:28 +0100

On 1/9/08, John W. Eaton <address@hidden> wrote:
> On  9-Jan-2008, gOS wrote:
> | Now mkoctfile works. Perhaps there should be some note or link to this in
> | the Octive doc that way windows users can get Octave to function fully. :/
> It would be OK to add a note explaining that you need a compiler to
> compile .oct and .mex files (though that does seem obvious).  But
> since Octave is a GNU project, the manual will not be changed to
> recommend non-free software.

Actually, the README file that is distributed with the binary packages
eplains briefly that you need MSVC compiler (and the Platform SDK)
in order to compile oct files (although the tutorial from Tatsuro is far
more complete). However, nobody reads the README files these
days... :-)


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